SW Handbills 2014

Calendar of Events from Virginia Tech, Town of Blacksburg, and Sustainable Blacksburg

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WHAT -  The VT Department of Science and Technology in Society is sponsoring a showing of the award winning documentary, “Dying Green”.  To see a preview of the film, visit the film’s web site at http://dyinggreenthefilm.com

WHEN -  Tuesday, August 26 at 3:00 p.m.  The movie will be followed by a discussion of green burial facilitated by Dr. Phil Olson.

WHERE -  At The Village Center, Warm Hearth Village.  See “CONTACT” (below for directions and questions).

DETAILS -  VT has purchased the rights to show the movie publicly, and Phil Olson received permission to sponsor the event.  Dr. Olson works at the intersections of bioethics, environmental ethics, medicine in culture, technology studies, and gender studies. His current research focuses on funeral technologies

CONTACT -  For questions or directions contact Mary Keffer at 443-3423

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ABOUT THE FILM  -  Set in the foothills of the Appalachians, this film explores one man’s vision of using green burials to conserve land. Dr. Billy Campbell, the town’s only physician, and his efforts have radically changed our understanding of burials in the United States. Dr. Campbell’s dream is to conserve one million acres of land. Dying Green focuses on the revolutionary idea of using our own death to fund land conservation and create wildlife preserves.

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Sustainability Week 2014

Sustainability Week 2014

Sustainability Week 2014

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As longtime residents know, during early Fall, three Blacksburg entities come together to schedule events that “Celebrate, Educate, & Motivate” citizens in our region.  This is period is called “Sustainability Week” and this year it will be held from 13 thru 21 September, as shown in the graphic below.  We hope that you will mark your calendar and can join us at all or some of these events.  The full schedule of events will be published on this website as soon as it is available.

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